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Lost Islands (2008)

 |  Comedy, Drama  |  3 July 2008 (Israel)
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A family in the 80s with five kids get into a crisis when twin brothers fall in love with the same girl.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Ofer Levi
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Erez Levi
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Avraham Levi
Orly Silbersatz Banai ...
Sima Levi (as Orly Silbersatz)
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Neta
Ofer Shechter ...
Boaz aka Savta
Pini Tavger ...
David Levi
Michal Levi ...
Shimha
Yigal Adika ...
Avner Levi
Gilat Ankori ...
Gila Levi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Assaf Cohen ...
Noam
Guy Kresner ...
Ido Levi
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Michal Mizrahi
Jonathan Rozen ...
Lansky
Gal Zaid ...
Savta's father
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The year is 1980. The Levis, a large family with a unique lifestyle, live in what was then a rather naive State of Israel. Mr. Levi lectures his children daily on the importance of fulfilling their dreams, while his wife preaches absolute family loyalty. The family's twin boys both fall in love with a new girl in town. Erez, our hero, discovers how difficult it is to balance family loyalty against fulfillment of one's personal dreams. Matters become increasingly complicated when Erez somehow causes a severe family crisis. Beset by guilt feelings, he attempts to escape his fate, somehow exchanging dreams with his twin brother. He is drafted into a commando unit of the Israeli Army, just as his brother always dreamed of doing, while Ofer remains at home to take care of his broken family and has an affair with the love of Erez's life. Can Erez challenge destiny? Of what value is the life of someone who does not fulfill his dreams? Written by Anonymous

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$1,300,000 (estimated)
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French certificate # 121001. See more »

Goofs

When Erez and Neta are in Tel-Aviv, they go to visit Erez's father at his place of work. When they are outside on the street, a cell-tower antenna is clearly visible. Those weren't around at the time the movie takes place (1981). Cell phones weren't available in Israel until 1986. See more »

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Only You
Written by Vince Clarke
Performed by Yazoo
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A drama of Shakespearean intensity and proportion
26 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's amazing how far Israeli cinematography had come since the 80's "bourekas" movies. This is a new cinematic culture, akin to the best European schools of artistic thought - realistic, brutally honest, simple in its execution and powerful in its message. Goes well with "Nina's tragedies" and "Shlomi's Stars".

No need to re-tell it, just rent it and watch it. Allow yourself to feel the pain, enjoy the humor people see in their lives, and appreciate the heroic decisions of very trivial people.

Thank you for this movie, Reshef Levy. You made all of us very proud. And very very nostalgic :o))


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